David Moyes: Everton's past wins against Swansea City will count for nothing
DAVID Moyes insists past results will count for nothing when Swansea City take on Everton today.
No-one in the Premier League has a better record against Michael Laudrup's side than the Toffees, who have triumphed in each of the three meetings between the two in the last two seasons.
But Moyes, who watched Swansea's 2-0 Capital Cup win at Chelsea on Wednesday, insists those games will have no effect when the sides clash at Goodison Park.
"I have been very impressed with Swansea since the start of the season. They got off to a great start," said the Everton boss.
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"You take every game individually and it doesn't matter what has happened in the past, it doesn't count. You take every game on its own merit and it's a tough game against Swansea — they have had some really good results.
"It was a terrific result (beating Chelsea) and they have got themselves in a position where they have a better than average chance of reaching the final."
Marouane Fellaini has played a key part in those Swansea losses.
And they are not the only ones to have struggled against his height and abrasive forward play.
Fellaini has scored nine goals in 18 Everton appearances this season, including one in this week's FA Cup mauling of Cheltenham.
That has fuelled speculation that he might be in line for a big-money move away from Merseyside.
Chelsea are believed to be considering triggering the Belgian's £25 million release clause and taking him to Stamford Bridge as a replacement for outgoing midfielder Frank Lampard.
"The plan is to keep all of our players," said Moyes.
"I wouldn't be talking about anyone's contracts if I can help it, and I won't do it now."
Another Toffees dangerman, Leighton Baines, has been nursing an ankle problem, but the England international is expected to be declared fit as the Toffees look to break into the top four.
Everton have lost once in nine, that defeat coming at home to Chelsea, ending an unbeaten run at Goodison stretching back to last March.
They are currently in a Europa League berth, but trail third-placed Spurs by just three points.
"I wouldn't say we have exceeded my expectations," added Moyes. "I expect a lot from the players and I expect them to win all the games they play in.
"We don't go into any game with an inferiority complex thinking that we can't win.
"I think the players are playing well and they have done since the start of the season and probably have done since last January.
"They have been in good form and in the main we have kept that going."